It was a beautiful winter day surrounded by family and friends when Kate and Mark said “I do.” Kate Sturgess and Mark De Paoli met four years ago during the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business at York University and have been having fun together ever since!
They worked with jewellery designer, Erin Tracy, to create a unique engagement ring using a family heirloom – a gift from Kate’s mom.
Family and friends made loving contributions on their wedding day: The mother-of-the-bride, Karyn O’Neill, decorated the site, creating a sophisticated winter wonderland. Sarah Carter (lovelovemedo.ca) designed custom invitations and stationery items and Eliza Tam did Kate’s hair and makeup. Justine Lucas created cupcakes and wedding cake and Melanie Russell tracked down the vintage skis. It was truly a day the happy couple will never forget.
Photographer: Michelle Yee
Ceremony and reception location: Islington Golf Club
Reception décor: Karyn O’Neill
Bridal gown: Gown by Mori Lee from Eva’s Bridal Couture
Hair and makeup: Eliza Tam
Cupcakes: Justine Lucas
Flowers: Vanderfleet Flowers
Invitations: Sarah Carter